Re-inventing the popular Kirby series, this edition, the Kirby Super Star Ultra includes improved graphics and completely set animated scenes. Run, float, and swallow enemies with the Helpers, to defeat King Dedede and the evil Meta Knight, in this Nintendo DS video game. Three added touch-controlled mini-games can be played with three more friends with the DS Download Play in this action video game.
The award-winning girl's toy line that features tiny people, animals, and babies encased in clear plastic bubbles makes its DS debut with Squinkies: Surprize Inside. Playing as a Squinkies' princess, you'll participate in one of six mini-games to find and collect more than 250 Squinkies in total. Featured game types include matching, puzzle, painting, and pool. In addition to the activities, the game includes an interactive gumball playhouse that lets you insert magic coins to receive a random toy in return. Keep track of your in-game collection by visiting the bubble bank, where you'll be able to view your animated Squinkies and listen to music.
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, players take the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, or Elizabeth Swan, and navigate them through 19 levels of supernatural intrigue. Stationary scurvy sea dogs will utilize 17 different weapons to defeat 29 diverse enemies, while perfecting each of the character's special moves. A variety of single- and two-player mini-games include "Walk the Plank," "Shoot the Monkey," and "Boom Barge," and two players can cooperatively engage any level using "wireless" mode. Playable enemy characters -- including Mortician, Voodoo Doll, and Cannibal Warrior -- are unlocked by beating enemy bosses and finding the unlock statue within each level. The game is based lightly on the 2006 sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean from Walt Disney Pictures.
Starring Baby Mario and the cute (though voracious) dinosaur himself, Yoshi: Touch & Go translates the time-honored gameplay of the character's earlier exploits for use with the Nintendo DS' unique interface. Games begin with Baby Mario falling from the sky, as in Super Mario World 2, but players can help out by drawing clouds to cushion his fall and steer him toward bonuses and power-ups. Brave Yoshi traverses challenging platform-style levels, as in Yoshi's Story and other earlier adventures, but in Touch & Go, players guide him with the stylus and touch screen instead of D-pad and actions buttons.
The sequel to 2005's King of Swing on Game Boy Advance, DK: Jungle Climber stars characters and elements introduced in Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country series on the 16-bit Super NES. Diddy Kong now tags along on Donkey Kong's back to help his uncle complete objectives. Once again the action primarily involves using the left and right shoulder buttons to climb on pegboards with Kong's left and right hands. New features include levels spanning two screens in height, additional moves and items, and an assortment of mini-games to unlock.
Characters and backgrounds in Jungle Climber are rendered with a 3D effect, mimicking the style used in the Donkey Kong Country series. The single-player adventure mode has gamers guiding both Donkey and Diddy in a quest to stop King K. Rool's nefarious plans.
Lunar: Dragon Song is a departure from the longstanding role-playing game series, which debuted on Sega CD before seeing enhanced remakes on the original PlayStation. For its DS debut, Lunar: Dragon Song takes place 1,000 years before the events chronicled in 1993's Lunar: The Silver Star Story. Players take control of young Jian as he stumbles upon a frightening discovery in the peaceful world of Lunar: a demonic invasion. Jian vows to stop the threat to his homeland with the help of plucky friends Gabryel, Lucia, Flora, and Rufus. Together the party will vanquish an assortment of evil spirits in turn-based combat, while searching high and low for battle cards that will further enhance each party member's abilities. Special DS features include touch-screen movement, microphone support for issuing commands, and
After Baby Luigi is kidnapped and taken aboard a mysterious floating castle, Yoshi and his band of baby buddies must rescue the pint-sized plumber. Similar to the previous SNES title, Yoshi's Island DS accentuates the features of the DS by presenting the action on both screens, such as a two-story boss or a enormous rolling boulder. Players guide the dino do-gooder through environments including "Gilbert the Gooey's Fortress" with either Wario, Donkey Kong, Peach, or Mario strapped to Yoshi's back. In certain situations, Yoshi may even morph into a vehicle. Throughout the levels, players can switch riders at special markers, as the current objective may require one character's special skill. For example, Wario owns a large magnet to pull objects including coins toward him, and Peach can soar up to
EA Sports' long-running college football series returns to campus with a new mode and enough updates and adjustments to fill a college textbook in NCAA Football 13 for PlayStation 3. The most significant change for this season is an emphasis on more realistic passing and pass defense, with "Total Control Passing" allowing quarterbacks to take specific dropbacks, pump fake, and change the trajectory of each pass, and the new "Read & React Defense" producing more realistic reactions from linebackers and defensive backs by requiring them to see the ball before they make a play on it.
Adding to the franchise's stable of career modes is the new "Heisman Challenge," in which gamers can play as a selection of former Heisman Trophy winners and attempt to duplicate their award-winning stats. The popular "Dynasty" and "Road to Glory" modes return, once again allowing users to guide a single player
As a follow-up to Half-Life: Counter-Strike, one of the most successful PC titles of 2000, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero takes the game to a new level. Both a single- and multiplayer game, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero puts a special counter-terrorist operative under your command and you must neutralize any threat that comes along. Rescue hostages, escort VIPs to safety, disarm bombs, travel through hostile environments, and more.
Still tied to its Half-Life parent, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is the most modified and enhanced version of the game engine yet, featuring more detailed player models, new skin and customization options, and atmospheric effects. Each map is available to many different play modes: players can complete missions with a friend in co-op mode, play on the Internet in multiplayer mode, or practice in skirmish mode.
In the spirit of the title's late-1990s classics, the 2010 Xbox 360 edition of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit revolves around high-speed car chases through winding countryside highways and bustling village streets, giving players license to drive as both escaping speedsters and pursuing police. The game is played in the large, open-world of fictional Seacrest County, which features coastal, desert, forest, and mountain regions for diverse driving challenges. The high-def-console and home computer versions of Need for Speed use an "Autolog" feature, which can connect in the background to allow for online multiplayer racing, and which also gives single-player racers the opportunity to compare in-game accomplishments and statistics with friends across the network.
In the game's main "Career" mode, virtual drivers have the chance to roll as both racers and law enforcement officers, gradually developing a reputation, gaining "Bounty" points, and unlocking additional
Created by the well-known spy thriller novelist, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist is an action game that includes a spy theme. The players of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist will play the game as the well-known character, Sam Fisher. During this action game, the story line follows terrorists, who are attacking innocent bystanders, all over the world. It is up to the player of the Xbox 360 video game to save the world against the terrorists. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist includes a sweeping story arc that will take the character all across the world, from the United States to Asia. This Xbox 360 video game is rated mature. This game is most suitable for teens over the age of 18. The action game allows the player to choose from a variety of weapons and spy gear to be used throughout the story so that it
The Final Fantasy XIII for the Xbox 360 fascinates you with various elements from the earlier series like summoned monsters, chocobos, and more. Peace on Cucoon, ruled by the Sanctums, has come to an end and needs to be restored. Choose from the six playable characters and control them to come across many objects, weapons and group of enemies throughout this Xbox 360 game. Turn the camera around and enjoy a 360-degree view of the on-goings in this single-player role-playing game. With powerful weapons and magic, you can carry out dangerous attacks in this Xbox 360 game. The improved Active Time Battle system in this role-playing game lets you carry out several attacks and input commands like attack, magic, and item. Smooth alterations between the actual game play and in-game cinematics offer a visual treat. With exceptional graphics, powerful game play and a strong story to
In BioShock, you take the role of an isolated crash survivor who discovers a city under the sea. This city, also known as Rapture, was once a utopia for scientists, artists, and industrialists. However, by the time your character takes his first steps into Rapture, the civilization has ceased to exist, and the place is nearly desolate. The signs of life your avatar finds are nothing like he's seen before. Creatures known as little sisters roam the streets of Rapture with enormous bodyguards called big daddies. Mutated humans drag their warped bodies around the city and attack you on sight.
The goal of the game is to find your way out of Rapture while uncovering the mysteries behind its existence. As you explore the open environment, you must defeat big daddies and little sisters to obtain a material known
Since 2000, THQ and Namco have been producing similarly titled motorcycle racing games based on the MotoGrandPrix series, a seasonal racing series for motorcycles similar to Formula 1 or NASCAR. THQ's MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 looks to put some distance between itself and the competition by offering a slew of new features, as well as a more distinguishable name.
Most notable of the new features is the "Extreme" mode of play. Inspired by "TT-style" street racing, this mode includes 16 new city and suburban tracks based on real race locations from all over the world. Players may choose to tear tarmac down the Day-Glo-lit streets of Japan, or spray dirt in the competition's face while racing down the country back roads of Donington, UK.
Along with the new race locations comes a selection of new bikes. Modeled after real-world motorcycles, these latest additions range in power from
Perhaps the most popular Japanese television series in the United States at the time of release, Dragon Ball Z hits the PlayStation 2 in this 3D brawler. Just as in the anime TV show, fighting is the focus of this PS2 game. The main Story mode allows players to battle through crucial moments from the Dragon Ball Z Saiyan, Namekian, and Andriod sagas, through to the Cell Games, learning new skills and upgrading their characters along the way. Other modes allow players to enter customized battles with their improved characters, to edit their characters' acquired skills, and to go head-to-head against other human-controlled fighters.
The game features seven different modes of play in all (one for each Dragon Ball), but some of the later modes must be unlocked. Nearly two dozen characters from the television series are playable in the game, each with
Designed for the Sony Playstation 3 platform, The Assassin's Creed II is a single player, sandbox style game that takes you on a limitless adventure tour in the virtual world. The gripping plot of this Assassin's Creed Sony PS3 game starts off with Desmond Miles, a descendant of the assassin's lineage. Miles has to enter a machine called the Animus to discover the secrets the past by reliving the memories of his ancestors. This Sandbox Style game lets you experience the freedom and immersion of the world and mission structure. Fight against the opponents using the dual hidden blades, poison blade and the miniature firearm - specially the flying machine, which is crafted by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Assassin's Creed II allows you to steal the enemies' weapons, and instantly kill them. There are some hidden messages in this Assassin's Creed Sony
Magix Music Maker is a commercial digital music editor, which was designed by the company Magix for the consumer sector. In its present form, its program attributes originate from Magix's professional digital audio workstation, Samplitude. The first version of Music Maker was published in 1994. With more than a million copies sold, Music Maker has become one of Europe's most successful music editing programs. Magix Music Maker is user friendly and someone without experience in music production is able to make songs in various genres.
Magix Music Maker is a commercial digital music editor, which was designed by the company Magix for the consumer sector. In its present form, its program attributes originate from Magix's professional digital audio workstation, Samplitude. The first version of Music Maker was published in 1994. With more than a million copies sold, Music Maker has become one of Europe's most successful music editing programs. Magix Music Maker is user friendly and someone without experience in music production is able to make songs in various genres. MAGIX music maker Deluxe Edition
Sony's most unusual release for 2008 is, on the surface, a platform title starring a stitched burlap doll called Sackboy. Yet beneath its whimsical exterior lies a robust editing tool that allows owners to create, save, and share custom levels. You are introduced to LittleBigPlanet through a campaign simply entitled "Play." This mode features an interactive tutorial and a series of offbeat levels where you'll be able to drive vehicles, activate switches, avoid hazards, solve puzzles, and defeat boss characters. By collecting orbs throughout each level, you'll earn various items, accessories, and stickers to help personalize the game to your liking.
The other two modes are arguably the heart and soul of LittleBigPlanet: "Create" and "Share." You can cobble together levels filled with an assortment of objects, platforms, dangers, triggers, and other surprises. Tools to create more exotic stages are unlocked by completing the tutorial, and other
Shiny Entertainment, Tommy Tallarico Studios, Titus, and Big Grub have all lent a helping hand into the development of the PlayStation's first remote controlled helicopter simulation. Having been in development for over two years, R/C Stunt Copter saves the player from having to buy another stunt copter ever again!
It does this by offering a realistic physic engine, a variety of gameplay options, free flights, and over forty-five arenas to test your landing, shooting, hovering, slaloming, and stunt flying. Among the gameplay modes are Training, One Player Game, Two-Player Competition, and Free Flight. The Training mode is mandatory as it thoroughly explains how the controls work and how to maneuver the helicopters. Try not to mess up too badly -- there's a drill sergeant watching your every move and hasn't much tolerance for mistakes.
Upon completion of the Training mode, the One Player Game
The juju-powered young shaman faces more platform-puzzle challenges in his third console adventure, which pits him against fierce pan-tribal competition for championship of "The Great Juju Challenge." Tak can't win the contest all on his own, however, so he is joined by his burly buddy Lok in representing the Pupanunu tribe. Gameplay may be less directly combat-oriented than that of Tak's earlier adventures, with many levels demanding speed and finesse over brute force, but the opposition is a fierce as ever. Of special note are the game's cooperative challenges, specially designed for teamwork between Tak and Lok. Gamers can go for the gold by switching back and forth between the two playable Pupanunus as the situation warrants.
Mario and friends take the festivities to the DS in this full-fledged entry in the madcap Mario Party series. Bowser has used his powerful "minimizer" gun to shrink all eight playable characters, which means the boards and mini-games are literally larger than life. Five themed boards range from Wiggler's Garden to Bowser's Pinball Machine, each filled with traps, surprises, and shortcuts. An overhead view of the board appears on the top screen, with the 3D version displayed on the bottom. Once again the goal is to earn the most stars after a set amount of turns. Landing on a colored space triggers a random mini-game, which might be played alone, in teams, or against up to three characters simultaneously.
More than 70 mini-games are included in total, many of which incorporate stylus and microphone use, whether it's slicing a giant cucumber or blowing
A mission requires persistence and commitment; watch your virtual persona teaching you just this in the Spectrobes: Origins video game, designed for the Nintendo Wii. Rallen and Jeena with their Spectrobes attempt to defeat the Krawl; vicious creatures disheveling the galaxy in this Nintendo Wii video game. But it is only through fossil excavations that they are able to locate and collect Spectrobes. When first discovered in this Role playing action game the Spectrobe is like a child with limited skill sets, requiring nutrition. But once evolved, the adult Spectrobes develop a unique elemental property like firing or flying to assist Rallen; your virtual character. In this Nintendo Wii video game, you dodge characters and initiate Spectrobe attacks. No fussy controls to twiddle along with in this Role playing action game, but a Wii remote and Nunchuck controller to you realistically swing your arm in action.
NES Play Action Football allowed players to choose from eight teams from various cities. The game does not feature the actual names of each NFL team, only the city. However, each team featured all the actual players that were currently playing the corresponding NFL team during the 1989 NFL season: the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins.
The game used an isometric view, presenting the game at an angle to make it appear 3-D, and the game allowed a very large number of moving objects (all the players) to be on screen at the same time.
Another feature was the use of primitive digitized voices for such actions as "Touchdown!" or "First down!" and "Ready! Set! Hut, hut.." before the play begins. At the end of each game, Nintendo Power mascot character Nester appears as a commentator, announcing
J.K. Rowlings' boy wizard makes his Game Boy Advance debut in a title that closely follows the events found in both the book and second feature film in the Harry Potter series. The handheld version differs from its multi-platform siblings by featuring an isometric perspective as players attempt to solve the mystery behind recent attacks on the Hogwarts students. The game begins in Diagon Alley as Hagrid informs young Harry that he needs to visit the labyrinths of Gringotts Bank for money to purchase school supplies. While exploring their environment, players can converse with other characters and interact with the world through direct action and the use of spells.
Actions Harry can perform include opening chests, pulling levers, picking up and throwing items, pushing objects, and sneaking around hallways. Spells such as Flipendo, Incendio, and Skurge are learned during the course of play and are stored in
Zhu Zhu Pets: Featuring The Wild Bunch features super cute action with fun and furry pals. Fans will get to care for and play with all of their Wild Bunch friends plus the original Zhu Zhu hamsters. On Wii, multiplayer will allow families and friends to pick up and play.
While very young, Aarbron was kidnapped and enslaved by the Priests of the Beast Lord. He grew up on drugs made to destroy his own will and turn him into the Beast Messenger, a powerful creature serving Maletoth, The Beast Lord himself. He did his job, until one day he noticed a man about to be sacrificed in a ritual, his face triggering ancient memories. As the sacrificial knife descended into the man's body, Aarbron recognizes his father's face. As his father dies in the altar, memories of his childhood and tormented past at the hands of the Beast Lord emerged, and as feelings of hate over his captors took over him, he swore revenge and fled the temple, knowing the road to avenge his father and redemption would be hard.
Shadow of the Beast is a side-scrolling platformer. The player has to navigate through several areas
The popular series continues as Sonic 3D Blast puts Sonic, everyones favorite blue hedgehog with an attitude, in the three dimensional environment of Flicky Island, home of the Flickies, little birdies that contain the secret of the hidden Chaos Emeralds. Unfortunately, Sonic's arch enemy Dr. Robotnik, mad scientist and despicable miscreant, learned of the emeralds first. Using his robot creatures to capture the birds and set up intruder defenses all over the island, he plans to steal the Chaos Emeralds and use them to rule the world.
As Sonic the Hedgehog, you must explore the dangerous Flicky Island, gather up all the captured Flickies, and transfer them to the dimension rings, sending them back to the Flicky dimension. The once tranquil island is now an obstacle course of spike traps, frozen paths, lava beds, shock weapons, and robots. To break open a robot
A 2D platformer starring the titular circus bat, Aero the Acrobat spans 24 levels, across four themed environments. In a bizarre hostile takeover attempt by an evil billionaire, the circus has been rigged with all manner of traps and devices, and overrun by clown henchmen whose sole purpose is to get rid of Aero. Using his ability to glide for limited periods, Aero must maneuver across tightropes and moving platforms, among a host of other impediments along his journey. To aid him in his quest to defeat the villainous Edgar Ektor, Aero has at his disposal a devastating spin attack, and once found Aero can throw projectile stars at enemies. Health and extra life power-ups can be found littered about the levels.
Objectives change across the many levels, and require Aero to jump through a succession of hoops or ride in log-flumes, roller coasters, and the like,
Tony La Russa Baseball is Electronic Arts' first baseball offering for the Sega Genesis. This 8-Meg cartridge includes battery backup to save your season progress and team standings. Over 500 actual players have been included with statistics and ratings based on the 1992 season.
You can also check each player's stats by glancing at the 26 team cards, allowing you to make substitutions based on player tendencies. Batters are rated in nine categories such as speed, power, range, arm, clutch and injury, while pitchers are rated in control, velocity, endurance and bunting ability.
Players can participate in a full 162 game season, an abbreviated 81 games, playoffs (four teams in a best of seven format) or exhibition game. A manager mode will let players just call the signs and make substitutions while the computer handles the fielding. Tony La Russa Baseball also lets you change batting order, pitching
The Dreamcast's first survival horror game stars a protagonist who finds himself shipwrecked on an island populated by hideously disfigured creatures. To fend off the enemies, Eliot Ballade can switch between long- and short-ranged weapons, from a crossbow to a club. A second playable character, Dogs Bower, becomes available as you progress. While Dogs is slow and can only carry one weapon type, he is stronger than Eliot and can defend against enemy attacks.
Eliot also carries a portable terminal that allows him to communicate with an island security expert named Janine King. Accessing the terminal has the added benefits of allowing you to switch weapons and examine a map of the surrounding area. Embark on optional side-missions to earn additional items and weapons, or concentrate on solving the mystery of the island, as you journey through seven areas and 230 locations. Blue Stinger supports the Jump
Play as your favorite of 1994's 26 NHL teams on its road to the Stanley Cup in ESPN National Hockey Night. ESPN's announcer Bob Clement chimes in with occasional comments after big hits and goals, often accompanied by actual footage from NHL games. The game is also endorsed by the NHLPA, so all of 1994's players are included with their teams of that year. You can take out Mario Lemieux with Eric Lindros or even block a Wayne Gretzky shot with Eddie Belfour.
The game features such options as play mode (exhibition, challenge, playoffs, or season), view (side or vertical), difficulty (beginner, amateur, or professional), penalties, game length, line changes, and video (frequent, infrequent, or off). Before each game, you can view how the teams stack up against each other or switch up your line-up.